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Facelift changes

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by waring192, Dec 9, 2009.

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    Hi guys,

    Had a search but cannot find a nice little list of all the changes that occured and what date did they role them out?

    Cheers
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    AFAIK they’re mostly cosmetic changes:

    1. New bonnet, front grille/spoiler
    2. Revised headlights
    3. Revised taillights
    4. Larger wing mirrors, now housing LED indicator repeaters
    5. Revised interior buttons/switches
    6. Some new alloy wheel designs
    7. And probably a few equipment changes as well

    As for the date, I don’t exactly, but I think from around September 08 build???
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    Also new wings, tailgate and rear bumper.
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    What about engine? Am i right in thinking it has a revised/new intake or DV ?
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    That all depends on which of the 327 engines you're talking about.
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    LOL! So sorry! S3.. :)
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    Also a new instrument cluster design with white dials and DIS, optional front LED running lights, next generation haldex on the quattro's
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    Dont the facelifts have a cam chain instead of a belt?

    And Gen4 Haldex instead of Gen2?

    Standard Kit was also incresead...
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    thanks guys. Looks like i will be looking for the later one then. I take it the sportback had all the changes too?
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    Some later pre-facelift cars have GenIV Haldex as well. :icon_thumright:
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    Really?
    How can you tell? Mine was built three days before the face lift.
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    Check the part number (see HERE).
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